Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your furnace kick on and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating system could be blowing cold air. Norrell Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow constantly, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could significantly run up your energy bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Norrell Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

Contact Us

Our Health and Safety Commitment
At Service Experts, our top priority is always the health and safety of our customers and team. We are following all COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public safety guidelines and adjusting our business practices as needed to ensure customer and employee wellbeing. As a precautionary measure, anyone working on behalf of Service Experts – including our technicians – is being asked to stay home for the recommended 14 day quarantine period if they are returning from out-of-country, have been exposed to a presumptive or confirmed case, or are feeling unwell. We are providing our technicians and other field employees with additional health and safety guidance to assist in keeping our customers and employees safe. Please be prepared to answer brief health and safety questions with our representative. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust our business practices as required. We recognize that this may be a particularly stressful time and want you to know that, we are committed to serving you and making your experience as easy as possible.